Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : tar vulnerability (USN-506-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Dmitry V. Levin discovered that tar did not correctly detect the '..'
file path element when unpacking archives. If a user or an automated
system were tricked into unpacking a specially crafted tar file,
arbitrary files could be overwritten with user privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected tar package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28110 ()

Bugtraq ID: 25417

CVE ID: CVE-2007-4131